On April 22, 1889 the launch of the Oklahoma land rush had begun. Eighty five percent of allnew homes built between 1948 and 1958 were built in settled areas outside the inner cities.County government spending had also gone up in spending on libraries in 1932 only four millionwas spent nationwide. In 1957 it had reached thirty one million dollars nationwide for libraries.Urban county congress was conducted by the national association of counties in 1959.The case Baker v. Carr in 1962, the U.S. supreme court, ruled that urban voters were entitled tochallenge malapportionment of legislative districts, and that the federals courts could hear suchchallenges.
Fifth teen states had granted charter authority to their counties in 1970. It had taken up to sixtyyears to get to this point. Roughly 130 counties nationwide operated under a county charter thatyear. The longest form of county government would be commission form. In the 1950’s there hadonly been about a dozen charters, but by 1973 there were seventy-one, most had been adoptedsince 1960.